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Pre-Employment Physical Agility Test for Deputy Sheriff

Preparing for the Cardiovascular Capacity Test:
Below is a gradual schedule that may enable you to perform a maximum effort for the 1.5 mile run. If you can advance the schedule on a weekly basis, then proceed to the next level. If you can do the distance in less time, then try to maintain or lessen your time in future attempts.
IMPORTANT - Begin your exercise immediately to maximize your opportunity to succeed!

Part of your application processing will be a four part physical agility test. Below is a list of all four parts, not necessarily in order. This is a pass/fail test. Failure of any one section is a disqualification. You should wear rubber-soled shoes and clothing suitable for the following listed activities.
Pre-Employment Physical Agility Test Battery
Description of Tasks:

Sit Up: Muscular Endurance - Assume a reclining position, legs extended and slightly bent arms folded on chest. Sit up to a full upright position, upper torso of the body is now vertical. Return to original reclining position until the shoulder blades touch the floor for completion of one repetition. The score is the number of bent leg sit-ups performed in one minute.

Flex: Flexibility - The "sit" and "reach" test measures the range of motion of the lower back and hamstrings.

Bench: Absolute Strength - One repetition maximum bench press, using Dynamic Variable Resistance Protocol (Universal Weight System). The score is a ratio of weight pressed divided by body weight.

1.5 Mile Run: Cardiovascular Capacity - 1.5 Mile Run. The score is measured in minutes and seconds.
On the test date, please arrive at the Police Academy dressed in appropriate clothing for the test. You must bring the following items with you:
  • Photo Identification
  • Doctor's Waiver
  • Legal Waiver

If you do not have these items, you will not be allowed to participate in the testing.

Minimum scores for entrance as a Deputy Sheriff. Minimum scores for each test reflect the same standard applied to all candidates.

Male (Age)Sit-upsFlexBench %15 Mile Run
20-293816.5 in.9912:51
Female (Age)Sit-upsFlexBench %15 Mile Run
20-293219.3 in.5915:26



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